AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 316

DESCRIPTION: L. F. & W. W. Carter, Bristol, Conn., wall hanging clock with a double spring driven [perhaps 8 day, but likely 30-day] balance escapement timepiece movement by Laporte Hubbell, with a B. B. Lewis patented perpetual calendar mechanism in a rosewood veneered case. This is a rare model.
CONDITION: The case has been refinished and has minor veneer loss on both the left and right sides of the case. Both bezels were originally grain painted, but that was lost and the bezels have now been refinished to a dark cherry color. The two paper dials are original and in very good condition. The minute hand is original. The hour hand has age but may be replaced. The movement carries the patent date of November 28, 1865, the day that Laporte Hubbell was granted the patent for the 8 day double wind timepiece movement. Both door glasses are original. The interior Carter label is in excellent condition as is the B. B.Lewis label on the calendar mechanism. An identical example is in the collection of the American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol, CT.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
CIRCA: 1865
DIMENSIONS: 31.5in x 12.5in x 4.0in